YSM 2007 Bristol
The Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM) is specifically designed for young statisticians by young statisticians. If you are in the early years of your statistical career or currently studying for a PhD, MSc or BSc in statistics then YSM 2007 offers an excellent opportunity to network amongst your peers, present your own research and discover a variety of other statistical topics currently being researched.
The program includes two plenary sessions with guest speakers plus a series of parallel sessions and a poster session. There will be prizes on offer for the top three talks and the best poster so be sure to submitted your research for presentation. More.
Also included in the delegate fee are a number of social events offering the opportunity to relax and socialise with fellow delegates. There will be a sponsors' wine reception and a hot buffet dinner on the first evening at the conference venue, followed by a conference lunch on day two and an evening gala dinner in a central Bristol location just walking distance from the conference accommodation.
We are delighted to announce that Prof Dave Collett and Dr John Haigh have kindly agreed to lecture the plenary sessions at YSM 2007.
Prof Dave Collett is Director of the Statistics and Audit at UK Transplant. Prior to his appointment at UK Transplant he was a Senior Lecturer in Applied statistics at the University of Reading, and was Head of Department for 8 years. He is the author of text books on analysis of survival data and modelling binary data and his talk will address some of the issues encountered in medical statistics specifically in the field of organ donation and transplantation.
Dr John Haigh is currently lecturing in statistics at Sussex University. His research area is in applied probablilty with a particular interest in games and gambling. He is the author of a number of books and most recently co-authored a book called How to take a penalty: Hidden mathematics of sport, an account of diverse ways in which mathematics can be applied to sport.